Glenorchy Behind the Scenes Film Location Tour

Half day - Behind the Scenes Film Location Tour

Join us on a half day journey with our expert guides deep into Glenorchy, Middle Earth, Paradise Valley & beyond. You will experience some of the world’s MOST spectacular scenery in Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park and along one of the Worlds' most scenic highway, the Glenorchy Road.


  • World class scenery & epic photo opportunities with our small group tours!

  • We're the only company with access to the incredible film-locations on Arcadia Station in Paradise

  • Your Friendly local guide can customise commentary to suit your interests

  • Delicious morning or afternoon tea on every tour

  • Enjoy some time in historic Glenorchy


Full Description

Behind the Scenes Film Location Tour - Half Day

This tour is suitable for everyone. Whether you are a film buff, photographer, nature lover, or just want a relaxing day out, this tour is for you!

Stories and secrets will be shared by local guides who have great insight into the filming of The LOTR, The Hobbit, X- Men origin, Mission Impossible, Top of the Lake, One Lane Bridge, Willow and many more.

We take great pride in being the only company allowed to access the actual  filming locations on Arcadia Station in the Paradise Valley.

Spend time experiencing the historic township of Glenorchy, visiting the wharf, famous red shed and war memorial

You will learn about the regions rich history, Maori culture, and enjoy an easy nature walk into 12 Mile canyon.

Encounter stunning ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys as you roam through World Heritage Listed – Mt Aspiring National Park.

You will experience some of the worlds most incredible scenery as we travel along the famous Glenorchy road.

Explore the unique flora and fauna and get up close to birdlife and animals. Discover the absolute beauty of the Dart River Valley, Paradise and The Mt Aspiring National Park.


Central Queenstown accommodation pickup

Replica swords and LOTR costumes for a fun photo shoot

Exclusive access to the filming locations on Arcadia Station in the Paradise Valley

Complimentary picnic on every tour

Meeting Point

Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300.

Please wait outside the Station Info Centre on the CAMP STREET SIDE on the little seats.
Our vehicles will pull up there to collect you.

Central Hotel pick up can be provided if organised.

Additional Information

No large luggage items permitted in vehicle.
Please dress for the weather conditions.
NB- no parking available at the departure location - parking available at Boundary street for $1/hr or Ballarat st $2/hr (10 min walk away)

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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NZ$ 180

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All bookings require a current COVID-19 Vaccine Pass to be shown on the day (for ages 12yrs 3mths and above)

Half day - Behind the Scenes Film Location Tour

Join us on a half day journey with our expert guides deep into Glenorchy, Middle Earth & beyond.
You will experie...Show More
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Duration: 4.25 Hours

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